Sacks Morasha Jewish Primary School are delighted to announce that Mrs Rachel Barbanel will become the new Headteacher of the school commencing in the summer 2022 term.

After a rigorous interview process by a selection panel including members of the Governing body, the Board of Trustees and JCAT, the decision to appoint Mrs Barbanel was made in conjunction with valuable input from Honorary Principal Rabbi Jeremy Lawrence. All involved believe that Mrs Barbanel embodies the special qualities needed to lead Sacks Morasha. Mrs Barbanel has a dynamic approach to learning and a vision that is filled with warmth and experience that will elevate the school to a new level.

Mrs Barbanel comes from Beit Shvidler Jewish Primary School where she has spent 4 years as Deputy Head teacher. Mrs Barbanel said “ I am delighted to be joining the thriving community and team at Sacks Morasha and look forward to leading the school into a new and exciting era. It is an honour to continue my commitment to developing Jewish primary education within this remarkable school”.

This comes after long-standing Head Mrs Hayley Gross, who has been at the helm of Sacks Morasha Jewish Primary School since its inception, moves onto Hasmonean Primary School in January 2022. Until Mrs Barbanel’s arrival, the school will be led on an interim basis by Head teacher, Rabbi Joel Sager.

Jeremy Newman, Chair of Trustees, Sacks Morasha said, “I am delighted that we have identified such an excellent, and promising new Headteacher. Everyone who has met Mrs Barbanel is confident that she will build on the school’s existing strengths and address those areas that would benefit from improvement. Sacks Morasha were delighted that so many quality candidates applied but Mrs Barbanel shone and we are proud to have secured such a strong new Headteacher”.

Zoe Silverman, Chair of Governors at Sacks Morasha said, “We are incredibly fortunate that Mrs Barbanel will be joining us and leading Sacks Morasha through the next phase of its incredible journey. After a demanding selection process, we are delighted to have appointed a candidate that shares our vision for a great school and also demonstrates such a warm approach to the School

ethos. We believe Mrs Barbanel will be a fantastic leader and a real asset to the children’s education”